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Local events: Beauty and the Beast, ArtWalk, Raptor Day, a costume party and more


Beauty and the Beast is playing weekends through October 30 at Engeman Theater in Northport Village. Photo courtesy of Engeman Theater.

FEATURED
Raptor Day: The Bald Eagles of Centerport
Saturday, October 8, sessions at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport
This one-of-a-kind event featuring a live exhibit of rescued raptors, with a bald eagle, golden eagle, owls, hawks, and more is the perfect opportunity for visitors to get an up-close look at these magnificent birds (so bring your camera!). Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR) houses the birds; they can no longer be released into the wild. The event includes activities for children, vendors, raffles, and a showing throughout the day of a short movie about the Bald Eagles of Centerport. Rain or shine, the event benefits WINORR and helps support museum programs. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Image by the Bald Eagles of Centerport’s Christine Carrion.

THIS WEEK
Long Island Fall Festival
Friday, October 7 through Monday, October 10
The largest of its kind in the Northeast, the Long Island Fall Festival has become the premier event for family fun. Brought to you by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Huntington, the event is held annually during Columbus Day weekend and attracts tens of thousands of families from all over the New York tri-state area. Featuring over 200 vendors, a large selection of food trucks and classic festival food, a beer garden, petting zoo, carnival rides by Newton Shows, and three stages of music throughout the weekend. See flier for details.

Spooky Jewelry Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, October 8, 11am-3pm
Nest on Main, 135 Main Street
Join Lisa Mignoli of Metrix Jewelry and get in the spirit of Halloween with modern metalwork jewelry pieces that are dainty, dark and perfect for spooky season. After working in visual merchandising for a large teen retailer, Lisa wanted to move away from mass-market accessories and embrace a handmade culture. As a native New Yorker, Lisa is used to living in a fast-paced environment, and in a world that is changing, she finds comfort working with geometric shapes since they offer a sense of stability. Her designs have been seen on pop star Katy Perry, on the cover of Harpers Bazaar Kazakhstan, and on the hit show How to Get Away with Murder. Check out Nest on Main’s newsletter for more seasonal events and workshops.

A petite skull stacking ring by Lisa Mignoli of Metrix Jewelry, who will host a spooky jewelry pop-up shop at Nest on Main this weekend.

The Firefly Artists: Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, October 8, 5-7pm
The Firefly Artists, 90 Main Street, Northport
Last month, a challenge to their lease caused The Firefly Artists to take on an unanticipated and daunting move down Main Street. This month, Firefly members are pleased to celebrate (with the community that supported them!) the opening celebration of their new location, 90 Main Street, in Northport Village. Featured at this event will be a silent auction to not only benefit The Firefly, but to raise scholarship funds for the NYS Art Teachers Association (NYSATA). “This story is about the power of community to keep places we love alive,” said Firefly Managing Partner Katheryn Laible. “We could never afford to fight our old landlords. Just walking away was incredibly expensive and intensely disruptive. However, thanks to robust support, starting with our amazing Fireflies, we now get to celebrate an amazing new location!”

Northport Art Coalition’s Art Walk
Sunday, October 9, from 1-5pm
Northport Village
A free, self-guided walking tour of the many galleries, studios, shops and artsy venues located on and along Northport’s harbor and Main Street. Musicians at every stop! Maps available at the welcome tent located at Copenhagen Bakery, 75 Woodbine Avenue in Northport Village.

An image from the 2021 ArtWalk, where art and music combine in a free, self-guided walking tour in Northport Village.

Night at the Museum Halloween Costume Party
Thursday, October 13, 7-10pm
Northport Historical Society, 215 Main Street, Northport
Join the society for a special after-dark event – its first ever Halloween costume party. Featuring music from DJ Stephen Lombardo, tarot card readings, Halloween trivia, raffles and more. Northport artist Nicolas Bruno will also make a special appearance to discuss his Somnia Tarot project, featured this October in the museum’s pop-up exhibit space. Open to the public; costumes are encouraged. Guests 21 years or older should register for the event here. Tickets are $13 per person.

UPCOMING
3rd Annual NIOT in the Park
Sunday, October 16, 10am-12pm
Cow Harbor Park (across from Copenhagen), Northport Village
A casual in-the-park event, hosted by Not In Our Town Northport, with activities for families, free goodies for kids and adults, and the opportunity to get to know NIOT Northport and your neighbors. This year’s event focuses on the many people and groups working hard to heal our communities, make connections and spread kindness. For more information, visit www.niotnorthport.org.

Handler Hope Foundation Hope Walk
Sunday, October 16, 10am-1pm
Sunken Meadow State Park
Walk together to change the course of cancer. Money raised will go toward cancer research and improving the comforts for loved ones of patients inside cancer and infusion centers. Followed by live music, a bagel breakfast, fun and activities for the whole family. Click here for more information, and to register.

Flu Shots
Friday, October 21, 10am-12pm
St. Anthony of Padua Church, East Northport
Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk will give vaccines against influenza on Friday, October 21, from 10am to noon in St. Anthony’s lower church. Two types are available: one for 65 years and older and another for younger than 65. Medicare Part B, Medicaid and some other insurances are accepted. If your insurance is not accepted, the 65-and-older vaccine is $90. The under-65 vaccine is $45. Individuals must be 19 and older, not allergic to the flu vaccine or components, and not allergic to egg protein. Bring an ID and insurance card. Call 631-261-1695 to register. Individuals will be asked to fill out vaccine forms at the clinic.

ONGOING
Northport Farmers’ Market
Cow Harbor Park parking lot
Saturdays, June 4 to November 19
8am-12:30pm

Yoga in the Park
Saturdays through October 29, 8:30-9:30am
Northport Village Park
Yoga in the Park is back for another session! Join Jen Tzimas from Yoga Blue NPT on Main Street at the gazebo and get your morning off to a great start. Classes cost $10; tickets can be purchased here. All levels welcome. Bring your own yoga mat and water.

Beauty and the Beast
Through Sunday, October 30
John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport
This Disney love story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the hideous Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved the curse will end. If he does not learn his lesson before the last enchanted rose petal falls, he and his household of enchanted objects will be doomed for all eternity. Enjoy the songs we all love such as “Be Our Guest” and “Beauty and the Beast”. Performances are on Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 10:30am; tickets are $20 each. For tickets and more information, visit the theater website.

Virtual Tour: Mall, Kseniia Boko, Gina Matarazzo, Alex Garant
Through October 23
Haven Gallery, 50 Main Street, Northport Village
You can now see a virtual tour of Haven Gallery’s four current exhibits here.